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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Five Variants on 'Dives and Lazarus'


Forces or Category: String orchestra & harp (2 if possible)

Orchestration: hp, str (violin 1, violin 2, viola 1, viola 2, cello 1, cello 2, double bass)

for string orchestra and harp
Here the composer presents five variants on the English folk song Dives and Lazarus that are, in his own words, not exact replicas of traditional tunes but rather reminiscences of various versions.

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